May 30th, Star
Daily Mail: Islam is the religion of the future
Pay no attention to the 2011 Census that told us 33.2 million people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christians.
For if you want a more telling insight into religion in the United Kingdom today, just look at these photographs. The story they tell is more revealing than any survey.
The difference in numbers could hardly be more dramatic. At St. George’s, some 12 people have congregated to celebrate Holy Communion.
When the church was built in the early 18th Century, it was designed to seat 1,230.
Numbers are similar at St. Mary’s, opened in October 1849. Then, it could boast a congregation of 1,000. Today, as shown in the picture, the worshipers total just 20.
While the two churches are nearly empty, the Brune Street Estate mosque has a different problem — overcrowding.
The mosque itself is little more than a small room rented in a community centre, and it can hold only 100.
However, on Fridays, those numbers swell to three to four times the room’s capacity, so the worshippers spill out onto the street, where they take up around the same amount of space as the size of the near-empty St. Mary’s down the road."
November 13th, 2008; Türk Time Interview
ADNAN OKTAR: Prophet Jesus (as) will come a little bit later than the Mahdi (as). Prophet Jesus (as) does not have a responsibilty of preaching in that sense. The duty of preaching belongs to Hazrat Mahdi (as). When Prophet Jesus (as) comes, his followers with deep faith will find him in the same place with the same clothes but they will find him as a person who does not know the past. In time, he will learn the Qur'an, the Gospel and the Torah, he will learn foreign languages and appear to assist Hazrat Mahdi (as). But Hazrat Mahdi (as) will eradicate all ideologies such as Darwinism, materialism. Indeed, Islam and Christianity will come to the point of merging. In other words, Christianity will register Islam. Christians will feel at ease since they will have their own prophets. Prophet Jesus (as) will say, “I follow the Qur'an. So you also follow me. Now I turn you to the Qur'an from the Gospel. This will be very comfortable. There will be things that will not be dealt with by Hazrat Mahdi (as) so Prophet Jesus (as) will be there to resolve those issues.
A9 TV; January 28th, 2013
ADNAN OKTAR: “The genuine Christianity which will be consisted of Prophet Jesus’ (as) spiritual existence will appear.” It will spread gradually. “That is, he [Prophet Jesus (as)] will descend from the heavens of Almighty Allah, the religion of Christianity will be purged from superstitions and distortions.” That is, Christianity will be saved from misconceptions. This means that Christians will be, in one sense, like Muslims. It will merge with Islam, the truths of Islam. In the spiriutal sense, Christianity will turn into a kind of Islam. In other words, Christianity will be like Islam in the spiritual sense; they will be praying and fasting. They believe in the Oneness of Allah and ultimately they will abide by the Qur'an. Christianity will be Christians following Muhammad. This is what Bediuzzaman says.